Analysis: Chaney had an exchange backup all along

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is a former lawmaker and knows issues can get lost in the shuffle at the Capitol.
So, when legislators failed to pass a bill to create a health care exchange during the 2011 session, Chaney had a backup plan.
As commissioner, he said he has the authority to choose an entity to operate the federally mandated health exchange, which is part of the Obama administration’s health care law and will serve as a one-stop shop for insurance consumers.